Texas A&M Football 2017: Belk Bowl helmet stickers vs Wake Forest

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3. Debione Renfro

Despite allowing 55 points, I had to include at least one player from the Texas A&M defense. It’s probably even more shocking that I choose to include a member of the secondary, but hear me out.

Texas A&M has had to play with mostly freshman defensive backs all season long. The same was true in this game. With senior defensive captain Armani Watts out with an injury, the Aggies were forced to, at times, play with four freshman in the secondary.

Renfro was one of those freshman, and he played well in the absence of their captain. He had a really solid game, and even led the team in solo tackles, which is not often done by a cornerback. But this shouldn’t come as a surprise. Renfro has definitely struggled in coverage this year, but he’s consistently been a good tackler and a physical presence on the outside. He would finish the game with 11 total tackles, and a forced fumble that sparked A&M’s second half rally.

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Renfro has quietly become one of Texas A&M’s most improved players over the course of the 2017 season. That said, the Aggie Secondary as whole will defiantly need to improve this off- season. If Renfro can build on his success in the bowl game, he’ll be poised for a good sophomore season.

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